Episode 75 17 Gormo`s Handy Hints No.2

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,

    Welcome to another week in Gormo`s Shed.

    The shed is rather parky at this time of the year, however one can be a snug as a bug in a rug in the train room because it`s heated. The workshop is another story...Brrrrrrrr!!!!!

    This weeks anniversary episode.....75 weeks....Yaaaayyyy!!!....is really aimed at people just starting into scratch built models or downloadable kits, because we are focusing on how to accurately cut paper and card.

    The second hint in the episode relates to edges around window and door openings and building corners, for that matter, and how to get a sharper looking edge to those areas.

    It`s not very difficult and greatly improves the look of the model. These days most of us are capable of doing the cruel close up in photography, and that`s where these techniques will help show your models to best advantage. The three foot rule still applies as always, but if you`re considering close up photography, it may pay to consider some of the finer details.

    Anyway.....enjoy the video and see what you think.

    Gormo`s Handy Hints No.2



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  2. ed

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    Good tips Gormo :thumbup:

    My biggest problem is trying to get enough pressure on the steel straight edge so it doesn't move while trying to cut.

    A tip I read (think it might have been (Chubber) is to use a piece or two of blu tack to hold the straight edge on the cutting mat as you cut.

    I get a better result, but wonder if a craft guillotine may improve things further.

    Ed
     
  3. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Something I do before folding back the paper, applying glue and burnish the edges square, is to use a felt tip pen to colour the white corners where the paper doesn't cover. ;)

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
  4. gormo

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    Thanks Gary,

    That`s a good tip...:thumbs:......most of the stuff I`ve worked on before wasn`t quite as big as this example and the uncovered parts weren`t so obvious, however that said, I will take on board your suggestion and most definitely use it in the future.

    Ed.....don`t know if this will help you but one of my YouTube subscribers....." Fred`s Wilbury Line "...posted this comment with some tips....

    " Good tip on the steel rule Gormo, even better are the steel rules with a thin cork under side the advantage is it doesn't slip when cutting, there is another with a thumb groove down the centre .....hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs 🍳.....regards fred ".

    I will keep an eye out for these steel rules Fred mentions. They sound very good.

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  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Not had the chance to watch it yet but will do when I get home tonight.:thumbs:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  6. gormo

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    Good on ya Toto....:thumbs:....Cheers mate...http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Excellent video Gormo. Great tips and always with safety at the heart of things.:thumbs:
     
  8. paul_l

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    Another cracker Gormo.

    Ala Scalescenes, I make sills and lintels, and go round the cut white edges with Spectrum Noir alcohol based marker pens (the warm greys - pale browns actually) the longer you hold the pen in place the more it leeches into the paper / card, which gives a good staining effect.

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    Paul
     

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